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Mandatory Senior Project Meeting for Third-year POLS Students

Apr 5, 2024

On Thursday, April 18, from 11:10AM to 12PM, the Political Science department will host a senior project meeting for third-year POLS majors. Any Political Science student who is planning to graduate during the 2024-25 Academic Year must attend this session on the senior project. The meeting will be held in Building 52, Room E27, which is in the Science building. Pizza will be served.

Here is the Zoom link for those who cannot attend in-person:


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Learn By Doing Mini Grants

Mar 20, 2024

The POLS department now has a Learn By Doing Grant fund, open to all POLS majors and MPP students!

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Most POLS Students Now Qualify for State Funding for Groceries

Mar 11, 2024

Good news, Political Science Majors! The POLS major has been added to the state's LPIE (Local Program that Increases Employability) list.

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Winter Spotlight Photo Submissions

Mar 7, 2024

Hey Political Science majors! For this quarter's issue of Spotlight, our department newsletter, we are hoping to put together a picture collage for the picture banner at the bottom of the first page. If you'd like to have your picture included in the collage, follow this link and upload a head shot to the shared folder! We want to get as many photos as possible, so let your peers in the department know about this as well!

Cal Poly Career Services

Feb 12, 2024

Hey POLS Majors! Did you know that there are tons of resources accessible through Cal Poly that can help you with career planning and job searches?

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Winner of John H. Lynn Award for Undergraduate Outstanding Service: Gracie Babatola

Feb 7, 2024

Choosing to attend Cal Poly for my political science degree was undoubtedly one of the most transformative decisions I made as a high school senior. From day one, the department’s unwavering commitment to the "learn by doing" ethos left an indelible mark on my academic journey. 

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POLS-470-03: Writing and Persuasion in the Legal World

Feb 1, 2024

In this course, you will learn to construct persuasive arguments for a variety of audiences including judges, lawyers, and the public.

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POLS-459: The Politics of Poverty

Feb 1, 2024

Are you interested in learning about poverty in America while also having the opportunity to gain some community service experience?

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POLS-470-01: Marriage and the Law

Feb 1, 2024

Although many of you will marry, some of you will not.

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Virtual Winter Career Fair

Jan 29, 2024

This Wednesday, January 31, Cal Poly Career Services will be hosting the Virtual Winter Career Fair! The Fair will run from 10AM to 3PM. This is an awesome opportunity for students of all majors to meet and network with employers! Head over to Handshake to find out more information and to register! And check out the Career Services website to learn about more career fairs and events later in the year!

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